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The $1 Million Race For The Cure To End Aging

techcrunch.com — The hypothesis is so absurd it seems as though it popped right off the pages of a science-fiction novel. Some scientists in Palo Alto are offering a $1 million prize to anyone who can end aging.
Sep 16, 2014

Tech Crunch: The $1 Million Race For The Cure To End Aging -  The hypothesis is so absurd it seems as though... owl.li/2NyMZc

Sep 15, 2014

RT @daphnezohar: Wait,there's more! For $1M you get “Immortality” RT @TechCrunch:The $1M Race For The Cure To End Aging tcrn.ch/Znr2Wd @sarahbuhr

Sep 15, 2014

The $1 Million Race For The Cure To End Aging techcrunch.com/2014/09/15/the… via @techcrunch

DipJar Raises Funding For A Tip Jar Where You Pay With Plastic, Not Spare Change

techcrunch.com — The move to a more "cashless" society has not been without its victims - namely, those whose incomes relied on the spare change and small donations that once came from customers emptying their pockets, but are now locked up in digital bits and credit card swipes.
Sep 16, 2014

Tips are not something you should be fighting to save tcrn.ch/1nY6zwN

Sep 15, 2014

DipJar Raises Funding For A Tip Jar Where You Pay With Plastic, Not Spare Change: ift.tt/1sbrOMO

Why Facebook Is Deleting Drag Queen Profile Pages

techcrunch.com — Trannyshack founder and drag queen Heklina woke up this morning to discover her Facebook profile page had been completely erased from existence. She'd heard of this happening to other queens in her community last week. Then Facebook sent her a personal message last Thursday that asked her to revert to her birth name, as well.
Sep 15, 2014

Why Facebook Is Deleting Drag Queen Profile Pages techcrunch.com/2014/09/15/why… via @techcrunch

Apple Will Let You Remove U2's Album From iTunes

techcrunch.com — Apple listens to user feedback, as evident by the introduction of a new tool that lets users remove the U2 album Songs of Innocence from their iTunes library entirely (via 9to5Mac).
Sep 15, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Apple Lets You Preserve Your Musical Taste With A U2 Album Removal Tool tcrn.ch/1qX0e8g by @drizzled

JibJab Acquires Make Believe Studios, Makers Of Video Calling App Hello Santa

techcrunch.com — JibJab Bros. Studios, which is the parent company to JibJab.com and the StoryBots apps, has made its first major purchase in its 15-year history, with the announcement that it's acquiring a startup called Make Believe Labs, whose product "Hello Santa" we reviewed last year.
Sep 15, 2014

JibJab Acquires Make Believe Studios, Makers Of Video Calling App Hello Santa: ift.tt/XptzxA

Ridesharing Service SideCar Raises Another $15 Million, Adds Sir Richard Branson As Investor

techcrunch.com — San Francisco-headquartered ridesharing startup SideCar, which competes with on-demand car services like Uber and Lyft, announced this morning it has raised an additional $15 million in funding. The new round comes from existing investors Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures, and includes participation from new investor and Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson.
Sep 15, 2014

Ridesharing Service SideCar Raises Another $15 Million, Adds Sir Richard Branson As Investor: ift.tt/1Dbcmce

Gaming Industry Report: M&A Hits $4B Record In 2012, While Social Gaming Investment Plummets By $1B+

techcrunch.com — Today, international investment firm Digi-Capital published its in-depth review of the global gaming space, giving us a sense of the size, breadth, and activity of the international gaming market in both a year-end retrospective of 2012 as well as what we can expect from the industry in the coming year.
Sep 15, 2014

2012: ALL gaming mergers and acquisitions = $4 billion (techcrunch.com/2013/01/15/gam…) 2014: Mojang + Twitch + Oculus ~= $5.5 billion